Canton (Images of America) by Rebecca Johnston

By Rebecca Johnston

Chartered on December 24, 1833, Canton used to be the county seat of the fledging Cherokee County, which the Georgia Legislature created years prior from Cherokee Indian Territory. located in a large curve of the Etowah River, Canton used to be preferably positioned to turn into the industrial, social, and academic heart of the sector. The earliest white settlers had already begun arriving within the quarter, lured by way of the invention of gold, kingdom lotteries supplying unfastened land, and considerable common assets. Early citizens like William Grisham, pass judgement on Joseph Donaldson, and John P. Brooke speedy validated themselves as leaders of the recent city. As Canton thrived, it turned domestic to males like Joseph Emerson Brown, who later served as Georgia�s governor throughout the Civil War�a contrast that resulted in the city being generally burned through Sherman�s troops. by means of the early 1900s, the railroad introduced a brand new prosperity, a cotton mill was once flourishing, and Canton used to be set to benefit from the subsequent century as a middle of presidency, banking, and commerce.

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